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What is the best food to eat when you have a toothache?

What is the best food to eat when you have a toothache?

Soft diet, room temp: I would eat a soft diet, bland foods, no sugar or spicy foods and eat your foods at room temperature! ...Read more

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Tooth Pain (Definition)

Just what it says. Pain may be localized or diffuse, sharp or dull, aching or throbbing. May be from a host of different causes, the most common being infection. It requires immediate treatment, pain indicates the cause has significantly progressed. Please ...Read more


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Is it normal to not be able to hold down any food after taking penicillin vk 500mg? I keep vomiting and can't eat. I was prescribed it for a severe toothache.

Typically: Typically it is recommended that you take antibiotics after eating. Taking the medication on an empty stomach is an invitation to an upset stomach especially if it mixes with the acid in your stomach. Try eating something a half hour prior to taking the medication. If this continues discuss it with your dentist to see if they can change to another antibiotic.

Are you taking pain medications at the same time? If so that is an additional reason that you are experiencing GI upset.

One additional note, this is probably not an allergy as is typically thought by patients. ...Read more

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I can't eat or sleep with toothache! Help?

I can't eat or sleep with toothache! Help?

Pain: Try taking an otc anti-inflammatory like Ibuprofen if you have no contra-indicating health conditions. See your dentist asap. ...Read more

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I'm having toothache gor couple of days. Its too painful I can't even eat. My cheeks have swollen like I'm having mumps. Can you help me with this.?

I'm having toothache gor couple of days. Its too painful I can't even eat. My cheeks have swollen like I'm having mumps. Can you help me with this.?

Infection: You need to see a Dentist, NOW. You have a roaring infection that needs immediate treatment. Pills alone will not cure this. See Dentist immediately. ...Read more

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Had severe constant toothache for 2 days making me cry, can't eat or drink painkillers not workin, cnt see dentist till 2moro what can I do for pain?

ER: If you can't get in to see a dentist for dental pain, go to an emergency room at a hospital. Some will have a dental resident, but all can prescribe a stronger pain medication to help you over the hurdle. ...Read more

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Why do I get a toothache whenever I eat something cold, like ice cream, or drink a hot beverage? This never used to happen but has been getting worse for a while now. Do teeth get more sensitive as we get older?

Why do I get a toothache whenever I eat something cold, like ice cream, or drink a hot beverage? This never used to happen but has been getting worse for a while now. Do teeth get more sensitive as we get older?

Pulpitis: If you are getting lingering pain to hot and cold stimuli, then you have a pulpitis, or inflamation of the pulp of a tooth. This would necessitate a root canal on the offending tooth.
As we get older, we may get more decay, fillings, crowns etc on a tooth. All these cumulative things traumatize the pulp and the result can be a pulpitis. ...Read more

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Is this toothache or gum disease. Left side of gum line hurts when I stick my tongue between back 2 molars feel just in that little spot and eat?

Is this toothache or gum disease. Left side of gum line hurts when I stick my tongue between back 2 molars feel just in that little spot and eat?

Exam and x-ray: Need to see a dentist and have a x-ray taken and an exam performed to help determine source of your issue. Could be a gum or tooth infection, or both. ...Read more

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How can I deal with a throbbing toothache? Dental appointment isn't for another 3 days and I can barely eat and sleep. I've been taking Aleve (naproxen)

Find another dentist: Not much more you can do. You can find a dentist who will see you on an emergency basis. Three days is an excessive amount of time to make someone wait with a severe tootache. ...Read more

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Painful neck lymph node. Blood results negative. No sign of being sick no infection in ear. No toothache, please help. Pain to eat too or swallow.

HEAD/NECK EXAM: Never ignore a painful neck lymph node. It should be examined by a physician and workup should include a cbc, sedimentation rate, blood chemistries and possible ct of the neck. Consider ENT evaluation for a possible biopsy if it persists. ...Read more

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Woke up with a really swollen cheek with pain at the back by my jaw, and lower jaw bone pain, no toothache or gum tenderness, pain when I open to eat?

You need to be seen: Go see your dentist or ask for a referral to an endodontist or oral surgeon. The onset of swelling is suggestive of infection, and pain with opening might mean the infection has spread to the jaw joint space. Leaving it alone could result in progression that becomes serious quite quickly. If it is a tooth problem, your dentist can help point you in the right direction. ...Read more

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What to eat when you are having tooth pain?

What to eat when you are having tooth pain?

Everything, but: Foods that can harm, or cause sensitivity or pain. Please see your dentist. Your dentist will first try to determine the cause of the tooth pain and how to treat it. ...Read more

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When I eat sweet my lowet tooth pain?

When I eat sweet my lowet tooth pain?

See dentist: You more than likely have a cavity. You need to see a dentist who will do an exam and probably take an x-ray. If taken care of early enough, a filling will probably take care of the problem. ...Read more

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My sis is having tooth pain I think her milk tooth is getting out wht to do to reduce pain does she can eat icecreams?

Maybe :): Ice cream will help some things and hurt others. It's a good idea to have your dentist see her and make sure :). ...Read more

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Hello I'm a I'm having terrible tooth pain and it causing me to not be able to work sleep eat or care for my 1 year old son, I have a problem I'm on metha?

Hello I'm a I'm having terrible tooth pain and it causing me to not be able to work sleep eat or care for my 1 year old son, I have a problem I'm on metha?

Pain: Usually signifies infection. Dental treatment (root canal/crown or extraction/implant/crown) required to eliminate infection. Make sure to disclose all medications, including metha (done?) to Dentist before any treatment. Do not delay. This must be treated immediately. ...Read more

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Tooth pain started 3 weeks after perm crown. Dentist: wait, see if the nerves correct themselves. Root canal? Wait? Heat hurts and can't chew food

Tooth pain started 3 weeks after perm crown. Dentist: wait, see if the nerves correct themselves. Root canal? Wait? Heat hurts and can't chew food

RCT: Sensitivity to heat is especially a classic sign of nerve involvement and the need for root canal therapy. Pain on biting pressure can be merely the bite being high and the need to adjust the bite. However, both symptoms combined along with the course of events that you describe would make the need for rct very likely. I think 3 weeks is long enough to wait for resolution. See your dentist now. ...Read more

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I have tooth pain on one side on both the lower and bottom jaws. Swelling in cheek and this didn't start happening until fillings. Hurts to eat

I have tooth pain on one side on both the lower and bottom jaws. Swelling in cheek and this didn't start happening until fillings. Hurts to eat

Multiple: Multiple possibilities. While other emphasize a dental abscess (which is possible) it could be something as simple as having chewed your cheek while numb. Start first with a call to your dentist for a follow up visit. ...Read more

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I have tooth pain after having to adjust the way I eat because of two canker sores in my mouth, is this normal?

Possible: When you adjust your biting pattern, you may end up with jaw pain or even biting your cheeks. However it may also be possible that you had been avoiding using these teeth because of the discomfort and resuming their use brings up the pain. Since canker sores usually resolve within 10 days, if this problem persists beyond that, see your dentist. ...Read more

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How can I tell the difference between cavities tooth ache or wisdom tooth pain.?? it pain esp when I eat or talk. Fr 3 dys. It was on d othr side bfre

How can I tell the difference between cavities tooth ache or wisdom tooth pain.?? it pain esp when I eat or talk. Fr 3 dys. It was on d othr side bfre

What difference: You are in pain. Pain from infected tooth or from problematic wisdom tooth is still pain, and may feel the same. You must see a qualified professional to diagnose and treat your problem. This isn't a DIY project. Call a Dentist now, before the problem worsens. ...Read more

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I m having bad wisdom tooth pain can't speak. Can't Eat anything just liquids. Face n neck hurt. Couldn't get to my dentist... What to do now??

I m having bad wisdom tooth pain can't speak. Can't Eat anything just liquids. Face n neck hurt. Couldn't get to my dentist... What to do now??

Oral surgeon: See an oral surgeon ASAP. For best results with wisdom teeth, make sure you are evaluated and treated by a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read more

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Cramp like tooth pain to hot foods. Light tapping causes ache. Xrays shows nothing. Endo say root canal not necessary. Am uncomfortable, what next?

Cramp like tooth pain to hot foods. Light tapping causes ache. Xrays shows nothing. Endo say root canal not necessary. Am uncomfortable, what next?

Endo second opinion: In many cases, seeking a second opinion is not only warranted, but necessary. Unless your disease is life threatening and requires emergency care, it is never a bad idea to seek a second opinion. Getting a second opinion helps you feel more confident about your diagnosis and treatment plan. See a board certified endodontist. ...Read more

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I have what I believe is a canker sore on my cheek. Are canker sores accompanied with tooth pain? When I try to eat it burns and hurts my teeth

I have what I believe is a canker sore on my cheek. Are canker sores accompanied with tooth pain? When I try to eat it burns and hurts my teeth

Please: Please see your Dentist for an informed diagnosis rather than just an "I believe." Once lesion properly identified, appropriate treatment can be administered. ...Read more

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Please advise if it's normal to feel like you have a toothache after you got a filling?

Please advise if it's normal to feel like you have a toothache after you got a filling?

Can be...: The process of cleaning out the decay and placing the restoration traumatizes the tooth somewhat. It can take a few days for things to feel normal again. Speak to your restorative dentist for further clarification and guidance. ...Read more

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Can canker sores make you feel like you have a toothache?

Can canker sores make you feel like you have a toothache?

Canker sore pain: A canker. Sore can cause pain especially when eating but this peyote will only last a few days. If your pain persists or gets worse, if you have swelling, pus, or a bad taste then you have more that a canker sore. See a dentist to find out what is going on. ...Read more

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What stop a toothache?

What stop a toothache?

Get it fixed.: The only definitive treatment is to get the problem fixed. There are things that can be done prior to help with symptoms, including topic medications, pain medications, and possibly antibiotics. The key is to get into a dentist asap to get the problem addressed. ...Read more

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What causes toothache?

What causes toothache?

Deep Cavity: Sugars found in diet are metabolized by bacteria that adhere on tooth surface forming acid and breakdown tooth structure eventually causing the tissue (pulp) to become inflamed or infected causing tooth pain. ...Read more

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Toothache I am in pain?

Simple solution: The tooth pain won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. You can use Tylenol (acetaminophen) or NSAID for pain control. See a dentist ASAP for assessment and treatment. Do not delay. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Gallia
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Toothache (Definition)

Dental pain is a symptom where one has pain in his teeth or gums, sometimes with sensitivity to cold or hot ...Read more